Manchester United’s executive VC, Ed Woodward, has come out in support of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Does this put the rumors of Mauricio Pochettino to bed?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s career was hanging by thread before the game against Everton at Goodison Park. The defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir brought the manager’s job at the club into question.
Thankfully, the “Bruno Fernandes show” in attack and Harry Maguire’s shift in defense ensured victory and saved Solskjaer’s job for a while. With rumors still present in the mill, Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice chairman has come out and backed his manager.
Woodward clarified the club’s stance on the Norweigan despite a poor start to the season, where they languish at the bottom of the table standings in 14th place.
While there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop.
Ed was of the opinion that the club has to strive for consistency as the current results are not good enough. However, he believes the Old Trafford side is on the right track in their re-build since Fergie’s retirement. These words were uttered by Woodward while he presented the latest financial status of the club.
One of the biggest football brands across the globe, Manchester United, have struggled to get going on a financial front with no fans at Old Trafford. Fans at the stadium seem like a distant possibility as the UK has gone under a nationwide lockdown till December 2.
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The executive VC said:
We miss playing in front of our fans and we are working hard together with our governing bodies and relevant authorities to ensure that fans can safely return as soon as possible. (Via: @ESPN)
The Red Devils have struggled this season after the club finished in third place last run out.
The team has lost games against Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and Tottenham Hotspur where Man United’s performances were below par.
Moreover, the victories against Paris St Germain at Paris and RB Leipzig at Old Trafford in the Champions League have shot the hopes of fans high up. However, the fans believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still tactically inadequate compared to his counterparts in the league.
With his comments, Ed Woodward has put the Mauricio Pochettino rumors to bed for a while, at least. Although, the Norweigan is still walking on a tightrope with tactically supreme managers available as free agents.
Where will Manchester United finish at the end of the season? Can they all go the way in the Champions League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?